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Smithton township, IL map Land area: 33.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population: 3,392 (all rural)
Males: 1,662  (49.0%)
Females: 1,730  (51.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,271 (2,916 owner occupied, 355 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

33%


Races in Smithton township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.0%
  • Black: 0.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%

Median age of males: 37.2
Median age of females: 37.6

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Average household size: 2.75

Smithton township:

2.8 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.12

Estimated median household income in 2009: $57,597 ($48,679 in 1999)
This township:

$57,597
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $469 (lower quartile is $401, upper quartile is $555)
Here:

$469
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $181,710 (it was $105,500 in 2000)
Smithton township:

$181,710
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $130,412 - $242,369

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $196,506
Here:

$196,506
State:

$252,233

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $6,239,491
Here:

$6,239,491
State:

$320,044

Mobile homes: $102,358
Here:

$102,358
State:

$35,670
Population density: 103 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

6.4%
Whole state:

10.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Smithton.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Catholic War Veterans Post Number 370 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: High Prairie Cemetery (1), Rittenhouse Cemetery (2), Carr Cemetery (3), Stein-Nagel Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Draabs Lake (A), YMCA Camp Lake (B), Millstadt Sportsmans Club Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Sugar Creek (A), Douglas Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Smithton township include: Smithton Community Park (1), Saint Clair County Farm and Nature Park (2), Foley Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 9 (44% naturalized citizens)

Smithton township:  0.3%
State:  12.3%

62% of Smithton township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 78% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Illinois.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 2774
  • Northeast: 8
  • Midwest: 471
  • South: 141
  • West: 32

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $137,500

Smithton township, Illinois satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

93 people in nursing homes
28 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 990
  • One, attached: 5
  • 3 or 4: 10
  • 5 to 9: 28
  • 10 to 19: 11
  • Mobile homes: 185

Median worth of mobile homes: $45,800


Housing units in Smithton township with a mortgage: 528 (60 second mortgage, 58 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 277

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 32
  • 1995 to 1998: 180
  • 1990 to 1994: 136
  • 1980 to 1989: 223
  • 1970 to 1979: 212
  • 1960 to 1969: 100
  • 1950 to 1959: 99
  • 1940 to 1949: 44
  • 1939 or earlier: 203

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Smithton township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 81
  • 5 rooms: 303
  • 6 rooms: 228
  • 7 rooms: 219
  • 8 rooms: 153
  • 9 or more rooms: 63

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Smithton township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 44
  • 4 rooms: 31
  • 5 rooms: 45
  • 6 rooms: 21
  • 7 rooms: 7
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Smithton township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 127
  • 3 bedrooms: 696
  • 4 bedrooms: 199
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 25

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Smithton township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 60
  • 2 bedrooms: 47
  • 3 bedrooms: 29
  • 4 bedrooms: 17
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Smithton township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 16
  • 1 vehicle: 218
  • 2 vehicles: 526
  • 3 vehicles: 204
  • 4 vehicles: 68
  • 5 or more vehicles: 15

Cars and other vehicles available in Smithton township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 85
  • 2 vehicles: 52
  • 3 vehicles: 11
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (20%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Smithton township:

  • German (52.4%)
  • United States or American (13.2%)
  • Irish (7.9%)
  • English (5.4%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.0%)
  • Italian (2.8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.8%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Germany (56%)
  • Mexico (44%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,371 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 103 (6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 13 (1%)
  • Walked: 55 (3%)
  • Other means: 6 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 69 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

93 people in nursing homes
28 people in homes for the mentally retarded

97.3% of residents of Smithton township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (23% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 39% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (55% speak English very well, 45% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,311
  • In family households: 3,030 (826 male householders, 155 female householders)
    803 spouses, 1,144 children (1,069 natural, 2 adopted, 73 stepchildren), 22 grandchildren, 13 brothers or sisters, 10 parents, 11 other relatives, 46 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 281 (101 male householders (74 living alone)), 137 female householders (137 living alone)), 43 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 133 (95 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 407 2-persons, 220 3-persons, 225 4-persons, 85 5-persons, 39 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 211 1-person, 15 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 10 4-persons,

703 married couples with children.
125 single-parent households (46 men, 79 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 74
Here:

17.5%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

0.8%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 20
Here:

16.4%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Smithton township:

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